Brenda Gilhooly is an award winning comedian, actor and writer.
As a performer, in stand up and on TV, she’s probably best known for her comedy character Gayle Tuesday. She wrote and starred in her own series Gayle’s World for ITV1.
Brenda also made another show as the character, Gayle Tuesday The Comeback, for Sky TV, also starring Harry Hill, Paul O’ Grady, Toyah Wilcox and Elle Macpherson in cameo roles.
Brenda has also worked alongside Paul O’ Grady in his ITV1 show Lily Live, appearing again as Gayle as well as being a writer on the show and she was also a writer on ITV1’s Harry Hill’s TV Burp.
Brenda wrote and starred in the sitcom Madam Mayor that was both a TV and radio show also starring Harry Hill, Jack Dee, Romesh Ranganathan, Michelle Collins and Elis James.
Brenda has written a number of plays for Radio 4, most notably Well That’s One Way Of Looking At It starring Olivia Colman, Kevin Eldon and Brenda.
Brenda is currently writing a brand new comedy Invisible for the production company Val TV, recently set up by producer Phil Clarke and writers Jesse Armstrong and Sam Bain and is also working on a brand new TV entertainment format, Add and Delete, a kind of This Is Your Life with a twist with the comedians Jo Brand and Lucy Porter, created by Lucy and Brenda.
Brenda has just finished her first novel, a comedy, entitled Millie Liar, a loosely based contemporary take on the classic comedy novel Billy Liar by Keith Waterhouse. The first in a series of Millie Liar novels it charts the fantasies, lies, mischief and troubles of twenty-something Millie Meadows.
Gayle’s World ITV1 won the Best Entertainment Show at the Royal Television Society Awards.
Lily Live ITV1 won the Best Entertainment Show at the British Comedy Awards.
Harry Hill’s TV Burp ITV1 won multi awards including three Baftas, four British Comedy Awards, two Royal Television Society Awards, a Rose D’or, and a Broadcast Award.
Madam Mayor Radio 4 was nominated for Best Radio Comedy at the Writer’s Guild Awards.